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01-11-1921
Union Traction offers cash prizes of $15 and $10 to name the new interurbans.

01-31-1921
The Orestes Silo Works opened up today in full force. The plant is under the management of C.F. Jones after resignation of F.S. Tuescher. The company is owned by men in Alexandria.

04-13-1921
Mrs. Perry Heritage, Alexandria pioneer passes away.

05-10-1921
Mrs. I.E. Wilsons hen is in the lead in the egg contest for April.

05-11-1921
William Roberts 82, Monroe Township pioneer dies at Alexandria.

05-26-1921
Lawrence Dumps Shaw of Orestes and 50 other landowners and voters of Monroe Township have filed a petition with the Auditor of Madison County for construction of three miles of cement road from West Washington Street where the brick paving ends to Orestes. The petition asks for the roadway to be widened to thirty-two feet and that heavy traffic makes it necessary to make the improvements.

06-07-1921
Mary Catherine Fox 94, dies at Orestes, services to be at the Orestes Christian Church Rev. G.W. Winfrey.

07-19-1921
the 28th annual meeting of the Madison County Old Settlers at Mounds Park.

09-10-1921
Lippincott back to work after strike.

10-01-1921
Alexandria defeats Dundee 5-4 in baseball.

10-19-1921
Dundee horseshoe pitchers defeat Orestes pitchers 15-12.

11-08-1921
Charles Waymire is having much success in the revival at the Orestes Baptist Church.

11-16-1921
An explosion at the Tin Plate Factory in Elwood kills one and injures four.

04-17-1922
A fierce tornado smashed Orestes leaving death and destruction in a wide path reaching Wheeling north of Muncie. Dead is Charles Ludlow of Orestes and Richard Goodman and his housekeeper southeast of Summitville. Scores were badly injured and Orestes lay in ruins with the silo factory, school, Orestes Canning Company, Orestes Grain Elevator, Kelly Axe Factory, Mt. Pisgah School completely destroyed. Miraculously the death toll was not higher.

04-18-1922
Lots of tornado information

04-19-1922
Lots of tornado information

04-19-1922
Cyclone talk.

04-20-1922
Charles Ludlow buried yesterday.

04-21-1922
Richard Goodman buried in Dundee.

04-24-1922
Thousands visit the scene of the tornado in Orestes.

04-25-1922
National Red Cross may help Orestes Victims.

04-26-1922
A meeting was held at the Charles Davis General Store last night and by unanimous vote, those in attendance wanted it to go on record that they wanted the Orestes School to be rebuilt or a new one erected in Orestes. A committee was formed to inform the Monroe Township Advisory Board of the feelings here. The committee members are: I.E. Wilson, C.F. Welborn, A.B. Custer, and Don Garner.

04-29-1922
California sends money in sympathy of tornado victims.

05-01-1922
Innisdale is protesting the idea they might be consolidating with Orestes.

05-02-1922
More money is sent to tornado victims from California.

05-29-1922
The Orestes Mudhens announce their starting lineups for a game tomorrow against Innisdale. Earl Gosnell, Fred Norton, George Custer, Cecil Davis, Cecil Moyer, Ray McMahan, Glen Fisher, Harold Lane, and Orval Allen is a substitute.

05-31-1922
Osceola does not want to consolidate with Orestes School.

06-07-1922
Rosa and Mary Welborn left today for Bloomington, Indiana to attend the summer normal school. Both are local teachers.

06-20-1922
A cottage near the large auditorium at Beulah Park is destroyed by fire.

07-05-1922
Orestes beats Florida 9 to 8.

07-17-1922
Orestes beats Anderson Shovel Works 18 to 2.

07-19-1922
Alf Welborn up in a wheelchair after being injured in the tornado April 17, 1922.

07-24-1922
Orestes shuts out Huntsville 7 to 0.

08-07-1922
Temporary school to be in the Knights of Pythias Lodge Hall in Orestes Superintendent William Cunningham announces.

08-10-1922
Relief report from Orestes Tornado.

08-12-1922
Alexandria Speedway a possibility----rumor.

08-16-1922
Alexandria Speedway organization meeting.

08-17-1922
Alexandria Speedway organization meeting.

08-19-1922
Three acres purchased from David Ebsted for $500 for new Orestes School.

08-24-1922
Alexandria Speedway meeting.

09-11-1922
Ermal Allen and Carol Curts arrested for racing horses and buggies on W. Washington Street.

09-18-1922
School opens in the Orestes Knights of Pythias Lodge Hall today.

10-11-1922
Fish are dying near Frankton in Pipe Creek, residents want answers.

11-17-1922
Alex gets new gym at the Princes Theater, Alex beats Markleville 26-21.

12-16-1922
Contractors bid on Orestes School Construction job.

General Contract
Glenn Gardner, Anderson $49,500
L.E. Wickersham, Logansport $49,840
R.O. Sharp, Camden $51,250
Ben Wright, Anderson $53,050
G.W. Heinsman, Marion $54,988
Eshelman & Sons, Anderson $57,855
W.L. Pierce, Huntington $58,490

Electrical
R.F. Fowler, Frankfort $1,093
Hawkins & Meyers $1,095
Lucas and Tingle Conners $1,133
Powell & Droste, Anderson $1,195

Plumbing
Compton & Son, Tipton $10,510
Ross Ogg, Greenfield $11,700
Charles R. Liniger, Hartford City $11,760
V.H. Osborne, Anderson $12,660
Orth Plumbing, Lafayette $12,980
Hipskind Plumbing Company, Wabash $13,331
J.C. Brattain, Alexandria $13,382
Powell & Dorste, Anderson $13,746
Lane, Pyke, and Werkhoff, Lafayette $14,450

12-21-1922
Glenn Gardner is awarded the general contractor for the Orestes School construction and R.F. Fowler awarded the electrical contract, Compton & Son gets the plumbing and ventilation contract, school to be built for $61,003.

12-28-1922
Revival at Lilly Creek.

12-29-1922
Five railroads to consolidate to form Nickel Plate Road.
1. N.Y. Chi & St. Louis
2. Chi State Line
3. L.E. & W.
4. Ft. Wayne Cincinnati & Louisville
5. Toledo St. Louis & Western (Clover Leaf)

04-28-1923
Orestes Baseball season opens.

04-28-1923
Orestes School year complete.

05-17-1922
The Orestes Silo Company that was nearly destroyed by a tornado one year ago, has been repaired and will be back in business. Most of the machinery was not damaged too badly in the storm. Secretary C.F. Jones announced today.

05-26-1923
KKK demonstration in Alexandria.

09-24-1923
New Orestes School opens.

10-01-1923
Five killed as Ford Touring car is struck by an eastbound traction passenger car at Rangeline Crossing. Motorman George Horton of Tipton was cut by flying glass and Conductor Russell Hahn of Tipton was uninjured. Two others were injured quite badly and perhaps would not live.

11-01-1923
Americanization meeting at the Orestes Christian Church, a state speaker will be present to discuss the purposes and principles of the KKK, a big crowd is expected.

11-02-1923
KKK meeting at the Orestes Christian Church.

11-03-1923
KKK meeting draws a big crowd at the Orestes Christian Church as Rev. J. E. McCorkhill of Fairmount delivered the message. Several Klansmen were on hand.

11-26-1923
Orestes to get a new Town Hall and two cell jail. Also a Fire Department and public drinking fountains.

12-08-1923
Lippincott to close December 15 if $50,000 not raised.

12-12-1923
Attempts being made as Tribune urges all to help save Lippincott.

12-13-1923
Attempts being made as Tribune urges all to help save Lippincott.

12-14-1923
Attempts being made as Tribune urges all to help save Lippincott.

12-15-1923
Attempts being made as Tribune urges all to help save Lippincott.

12-16-1923
Attempts being made as Tribune urges all to help save Lippincott.

12-17-1923
Attempts being made as Tribune urges all to help save Lippincott.

12-18-1923
Attempts being made as Tribune urges all to help save Lippincott.

12-19-1923
Attempts being made as Tribune urges all to help save Lippincott.

12-20-1923
Attempts being made as Tribune urges all to help save Lippincott.

12-21-1923
Work stops at Lippincott, will not open unless money is raised.

12-24-1923
Work remains at a stand still at Lippincott.

09-05-1924
Orestes Orioles vs Elwood Specialists.

01-01-1925
The Union Traction Company is in receivership.

01-22-1925
Commercial Bank robbed in Alexandria.

01-27-1925
Elwood youths confess to robbery.

02-27-1925
Emil Johnson meets sudden death. Emil Johnson was killed at the U.T.C. crossing at the east edge of Orestes this morning when an eastbound freight smashed into his touring car. Mr. Johnson was a bit late and was in a hurry to make up lost time. Mrs. Johnson heard the crash and came running from their home nearby. Mr. Johnson died in her arms.

04-07-1925
Death of Mary Ann Cook, 66. She is survived by her husband Dr. Joel Cook of Orestes.

04-17-1925
Orestes Mud Hens vs Elwood Sunday lineup L. Gosnell 3B, J. Allen 1B, H. Daugherty SS, C. McMahan cf, C. Davis P, E. Gosnell C, E. Walker RF, F. White LF.

06-13-1925
Auto races to be held July 4th at the Alexandria Speedway north of LE&W Railroad and west of St Rd 9. The track crossed Pipe Creek on the front and back stretches.

06-20-1925
Auto races to be held July 4th at the Alexandria Speedway north of LE&W Railroad and west of St Rd 9. The track crossed Pipe Creek on the front and back stretches.

08-08-1925
The Old Settlers will meet for the 31st annual conference at Mounds Park in Anderson.

01-08-1926
County meeting of the Knights of Pythias was held last night at the Orestes hall.

03-23-1926
The Isaak Walton League is to be formed in Alexanrdria.

06-30-1926
A new baseball park will be opened in Orestes Sunday July the 4th.

07-12-1926
Lippincott 5 Orestes 2.

07-12-1926
Special agents of the Department of Agriculture have located another of the outlawed barberry shrubs responsible for the black stem rust in wheat on the land of the Stillwell Gravel Company (Western Indiana Gravel Company). It was destroyed at once.

07-17-1926
Orestes and Lippincott to play Sunday at Orestes.

07-19-1926
Orestes beats Lippincott 3-0.

07-26-1926
Middletown defeated Orestes yesterday 5-3.

07-29-1926
Orestes baseball park to be jammed for game against Middletown on Sunday. Orestes Lineup: Pitcher Gaunce, LF Baker, 1B Ferguson, SS Moyer, 3B Short, 2B Bentley, CF Altess, RF Shaw, C Click.

08-03-1926
Orestes at Summitville on Sunday.

08-10-1926
Old Settlers enjoy a reunion at Mounds Park Sunday the 8th.

08-26-1926
Death of Jesse Reavis Orestes Pioneer, born December 19, 1838.

08-30-1926
Death of Jesse Reavis Orestes Pioneer, born December 19, 1838.

09-06-1926
Mrs. I.E. Wilson in her 40th year teaching.

10-16-1926
Many persons escaped injury today as the 1:30 p.m. car for Tipton split a switch at Harrison and Washington in Alexandria as the car pulled from the station. The car was heading north and the front trucks cleared the switch and the rear trucks split east swinging the rear end around and snapping a telephone pole at the Rothinghouse Drug Store corner.